Life in the Eucharist

Sacraments as a Family Welcome to Beyond the Pew. In this new series, we’re going to be diving into the ways we can journey through the sacraments together as a family. We are so blessed to have these seven sacraments. The sacraments are the ways in which the power of the Cross is made present in our lives. Jesus died so that we […]

Receiving Sacraments

Hello. Welcome to Beyond the Pew. As Easter gets closer and so many of our kids will be receiving Sacraments for the first time, whether it be Confirmation or Baptism or their First Communion, we’re going to talk about how to talk to your kids when they receive the Sacrament.

From Broken to Healed

Sometimes things happen that leave you in disbelief, especially when you were looking forward to such hope, joy and excitement. You look back and ask yourself, “did that just happen?” or “how could that happen at such a joyful time?” Your tears can’t hide the feelings of being broken down, vulnerable, raw, hurt and sad. […]

When I Called, You Answered and Gave Me Strength

“When I called, you answered me; you built up strength within me.” Psalm 138:3     Feeling Vulnerable I haven’t been this vulnerable in a while. Earlier this week, I felt raw, exhausted, broken, feeble, emotional, and weak. I haven’t been my regular self and have been fighting hard to keep my eyes focused on Christ. […]

What Do You Hunger For? Blue Bell vs. Jesus

It was a beautiful April day, that was until Blue Bell Creamery put out a voluntary nationwide recall.  It was the great Blue Bell famine of 2015.  The long, scorching days of summer dragged on without the palpable taste of Blue Bell on my tongue.  The anguishing outcries were felt across the world (that is, […]